Emergency shutdown of Dáil was a ‘shambles’ and ‘bizarre’

Tempers are frayed at Leaders’ Questions as Taoiseach rejects stinging criticism from opposition leaders

16th September, 2020
Emergency shutdown of Dáil was a ‘shambles’ and ‘bizarre’
Mary Lou McDonald, the Sinn Féin leader, said people had lost confidence in the government's handling of the pandemic. Photo: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Mary Lou McDonald, the Sinn Féin leader, described yesterday's emergency Covid-19 shutdown of the Dáil as “a shambles”, while Alan Kelly, the Labour leader, said it was one of the most bizarre days he had witnessed.

Tempers were frayed today at Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil, back in operation after it was temporarily suspended yesterday when Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly fell ill.

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